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Real Estate Porn Addiction

I currently lose at least a half hour of every day surfing Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia. My saved searches currently reflect five different locations in the USA.

Any time I see a house that fascinates me, I jump to the listing broker's site to find out if there are more photos or perhaps a floor plan.

When will this stupidity end?

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1607/04/2013

When you get a damn job.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 107/01/2013

You're dreaming of what you don't have. You are miserable, and you are escaping into places, even by way of photos, you wish you were in, or wish you had. You are mentally trying to transport yourself out of your reality.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 207/01/2013

the OP forgot to add the part where he gets the floor plans then spends the rest of the day playing the Sims, designing houses that match the floor plans

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 307/01/2013

Why don't you turn this addiction into your job? Might as well profit from this.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 407/01/2013

Hi OP. I think it's important that you take concrete actions to support your real and practical needs in the short term (such as looking for work, eating well, exercising, etc.), however I also agree an active fantasy life is appropriate! Especially fantasies that are positive, such as imagining a better life for yourself. A better home.

If you can't dream it, how will you ever create it?

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 507/01/2013

R3, I love you!

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 607/01/2013

I love OP :)

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 707/04/2013

I think R4 is on to something there. Considered selling real estate? Designing homes? Contracting? Or going back to school to do any of the above?

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 807/04/2013

OP Do you visit the site www.therealestalker.com ? If you don't, I think you would enjoy it.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 907/04/2013

Stay away from Houzzz.com. It too is addicting. Nothing for sale , but great in & exteriors

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1007/04/2013

I'm addicted to 1stdibs.com I check out the furniture - antiques, mid century, everything at outrageous prices. Billy Haines pieces are my faves to find.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1107/04/2013

Don't click on this link OP!...my new obsession.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1207/04/2013

More!

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1307/04/2013

I do the same thing, op. It's a great exploration into other cities and their neighborhoods.

When I find a property I love, I google map it, then 'drive' around the neighborhood!

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1407/04/2013

Oh, you bitches and bastards, there goes my morning...

OP, for years, I've been a consumer of internet luxury real estate porn.

When you consider the filth, gore (and that's just the Datalounge) and criminal matter (child porn) that can be found on the internets, I'd say me indulging in something as harmless as this isn't something to feel bad about.

+1 with r4 and r8. Perhaps it isn't even the homes that fascinates you. Are you sure there isn't a talented landscaper inside you that seeks to express him or herself?

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1507/04/2013

What's with all of you? OP spends a measly 30 minutes a day doing this and all of you are acting as though he's spending all day online looking at houses.

Sheesh. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

by btw: broke and unemployedreply 1607/04/2013
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